iO Chicago House Ensemble 3Peat to Headline 2017 District Improv Festival

District Improv Festival is thrilled to announce that 3Peat will be headlining the 2017 festival.

Hailing from Chicago, this ensemble was voted 2017 Ensemble of the Year at the Chicago Improv Festival, 2016 & 2017 Best Non-Harold Team at iO Chicago, and one of the Top 10 Shows to see in 2016 by the Chicago Tribune.

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3Peat has been touring the country and killing it in Chicago, “sharing stories and performing high energy improvised shows.”

This is the first time that a person of color ensemble will headline the festival (previous headliners have been duos with members that identify as white). WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT THIS. SERIOUSLY. Here’s why:

“I’m excited about 3Peat coming to the District Improv Festival because I think of that lonely, socially awkward black kid, and how much it would’ve helped to see black people being cool and funny together. I think that maybe some young blerd who’s just like me, or just someone of color who has already discovered the magical properties of improv, but has never seen magicians who look just like him or her casting the spells…maybe that kid comes to the District Improv Festival on a hunch, out of boredom, and sees something that just might change his or her life.” –Jeffrey Hughes

“It’s really excited to have a troupe come and perform. In the festival’s history, we have really only had duos perform as headliners.” –Sean Ellis

“I’m excited about 3Peat because they are one of those teams that clearly has a lot of fun on stage and it positively influences how well they play together as a great team. On a personal note, as a Chicagoan, I’m excited to bring in an iO team! Everyone always hears about iO/Second City in Chicago, and I’m excited for some of my ‘hometown heroes’ to crash the DIF Stage!” –Rob Miller

We could fangirl all day, but the point is this: District Improv Festival will be hosting the most kick-ass team in all the land this September. We can’t wait to see you there.

Our Mission: To support and grow Washington, D.C.’s long-form improv scene and promote awareness of the District as a premier improv community.

The 2017 festival will be produced in alliance with Washington Improv Theater and The Unified Scene Theater, and will take place Sept. 6-10. Submissions are open until May 26th.